Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
G. was from Kiev Gubernia.
[According to Misha Nakhamkus], Ukraine. He immigrated
to America, where he became a member in the local
dramatic society, had a very beautiful voice and began
to act with troupes in the communities of New York.
Thereof he wasn't able to draw enough of an income, and
he opened together with his brother a restaurant, but he
soon again returned to the stage.
In 1897 G. acted in
Philadelphia, in 1902-3 under the direction of Finkel
with Adler in New York. g. was the first actor who came
from America in Poland and there collaborated in
Lateiner's operettas, in which he had a great success in
lover roles, as also in Gordin's "Meturef", which he had
brought to Europe.
G. was an auto-didact and
had excelled with his fine character. He was married to
a sister of actor Tantsman, and he passed away in New
York as a result of a gallstone operation.
M. E. from
Sholem Perlmutter, Moshe Simonoff, Misha Nakhamkus and
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 482.
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